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Find a Subject Specific Database

Find the most appropriate subject-specific research databases for material on your topic.

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Access the database list.

On the database list, look at the topics listed under “Subject Areas” and select the subject that most closely represents your topic.

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Read the database summaries

Each subject page will display an extensive list of core and related databases for that subject area. 

Read the brief summaries for information about the content, coverage, and search tips to determine which databases are best for your research topic.

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Select a database

Once you have selected a database, use keywords to search for your topic.

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